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  • Horse Hair Celtic Cantle Sporran

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    White Horse Hair Kilt Sporran is specially designed to wear with your kilts. White Horse Hair Kilt Sporran is made of best quality chosen horse hairs with strong and premier leather back for long life use. White Horse Hair Sporran designed with plain cantle and thistle badge along with two long cap tassels.

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  • Buchanan Tartan Sporran

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    Buchanan Tartan Sporran is made of high-quality cowhide leather and acrylic wool tartan. This tartan sporran is specially designed for buchanan tartan kilt so you can add this sporran with your tartan kilt. Buchanan Tartan Kilt Sporran is suitable for all types of fashion and Tartan Kilt to increase the grace and look of kilt wearing.

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  • Thistle Grey Rabbit Fur Sporran

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    Get your favorite Thistle Grey Rabbit Fur Sporran with a unique look. Full dress grey rabbit fur sporran is designed with traditional cantle and thistle match your family clan kilts outfit. Thistle and Cantle designed Thistle Grey Rabbit Fur Sporran comes in standard size with a free adjustable black leather belt and chrome chain.

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  • Black Watch Tartan Sporran

    Black Watch Tartan Sporran is made of high-quality leather and acrylic wool tartan. This sporran is specially designed for tartan kilt so you can add this sporran with your black tartan kilt. Black Watch Tartan Sporran is suitable for all types of fashion and Tartan Kilt to increase the grace and look of kilt wearing. 

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  • Black Watch Stewart Tartan Sporran

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    Black Watch Stewart Tartan Sporran is made of high-quality leather and acrylic wool tartan. This sporran is specially designed for tartan kilt so you can add this sporran with your black tartan kilt. Black Watch Stewart Tartan Sporran is suitable for all types of fashion and Tartan Kilt to increase the grace and look of kilt wearing. 

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  • Thompson Camel Tartan Sporran

    Thompson Camel Tartan Sporran is made of high-quality leather and acrylic wool tartan. This sporran is specially designed for tartan kilt so you can add this sporran with your thompson tartan kilt. Thompson Camel Tartan Sporran is suitable for all types of fashion and Tartan Kilt to increase the grace and look of kilt wearing. 

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  • MacDonald Tartan Sporran

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    MacDonald Tartan Sporran is made of high-quality leather and acrylic wool tartan. This sporran is specially designed for tartan kilt so you can add this sporran with your MacDonald Tartan Kilt. MacDonald Tartan Sporran is suitable for all types of fashion and Tartan Kilt to increase the grace and look of kilt wearing. 

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  • Dress Gordon Tartan Sporran

    Dress Gordon Tartan Sporran is made of high-quality cowhide leather with dress gordon tartan. This Gordon Tartan Sporran is specially designed for tartan kilt so you can add this sporran with your dress gordon tartan kilt. 

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  • LGBT Tartan Sporran

    LGBT Tartan Sporran is made of high-quality cowhide leather with lgbt tartan. This LGBT Tartan Sporran is specially designed for tartan kilt so you can add this sporran with lgbt tartan kilt.  This LGBT Sporran is suitable for all types of fashion and Tartan Kilt to increase the grace and look of kilt wearing. 

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  • Brown Watch Tartan Sporran

    Brown Watch Tartan Sporran is made of high-quality cowhide leather with brown watch tartan. This Brown Tartan Sporran is specially designed for tartan kilt so you can add this sporran with brown watch tartan kilt.  This Brown Watch Tartan Sporran is suitable for all types of fashion and Tartan Kilt to increase the grace and look of kilt wearing.

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The sporran (/ˈspɒrən/; Scottish Gaelic for "purse"), a traditional part of male Scottish Highland dress to accompany a Scotsman’s kilt, is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocket less kilt. Made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is chosen to complement the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, conventionally positioned in front of the groin of the wearer.

Due to the lack of pocket on the traditional kilt, the sporran serves as a wallet for any other necessary personal items. It is essentially a survival of the common European medieval belt-pouch, superseded elsewhere as clothing came to have pockets, but continuing in the Scottish Highlands because of the lack of these accessories in traditional dress. The sporran hangs below the belt buckle; and much.

In the beginning of twelfth century Highland warriors were described as being “bare-legged, with shaggy cloaks and a scrip …” Such dress was, used at that time, confined to the Highlands, as Scottish Lowlanders considered such apparel as barbarous, referring with contempt to their Highland kiltsmen as “redshanks”!

Kilts in the twelfth century were very basic garments that were not tailored and comprised a single piece of tartan cloth some two yards in width by four or six yards in length. This was commonly called a Breacan, the Feileadh Bhreacain and the Feileadh Mor – or as the English called it The Big Kilt. It's length was down to knees and was secured over the left shoulder with a pin and a tight belt gathered it all around the waist.

Such dress was ideally suited to the climate and for the people who wear tartan kilts of the Highlands. It allowed freedom of movement, the tightly woven woolen cloth was warm and waterproof, unwrapped it was very good against the weather and very comfortable overnight blanket, it dried out quickly and was much better than trousers. But unlike trousers, the kilt could not provide pockets and so the sporran was born out of necessity. A survival of the medieval purse, the sporran was the Highlander’s pocket they didn’t have.

Early sporrans were made of from leather or animals skin, both deerskin and calfskin proved very popular. They were simple in design and usually gathered up by basic bags or by thongs with small tassels. The Western Highlanders of the Isles often wore cloth pouches known as trews.

Original sporrans in the fourteenth century can be viewed at many Scottish museums. The history and evolution of the sporran can also be traced through early British military paintings and portraits of Highland soldiers; and then later on sporrans start to show more elaborate decoration.

From the late 17th century and early 18th century sporrans were normally fitted with metal clasps, made from brass, or for clan chiefs, occasionally silver. The elaborate metal workings of some of these clasps are indeed miniature works of art. The goat-haired, sporran mulch or hairy sporran was introduced by the british military in the 18th century. These sporrans almost had flap-tops and large tassels and featured a variety of furs and hair such as fox and horse, or occasionally sealskin, all look like a badger’s head.

The modern sporrans, or sporran – Gaelic, has evolved a long way from the doeskin bag containing different daily routine things and has many features like stainless steel and even plastics! Despite modern enhancements however, sporrans retain their basic design, principles and carry everything from car keys to mobile phones.